Brockley Market is a Southeast London institution, bringing to life a usually uninviting gravel car park each and every Saturday. Standing out as a true gem amongst the myriad of markets in the capital, what sets Brockley Market apart is the expertly curated selection of traders offering fresh produce, ready-to-eat street food, beers & wines and other epicurean delights. Its slightly off the beaten track location means it predominantly serves the local community but its award-winning status has meant that people from further afield are visiting too.
I find it a useful place to pick up unique gifts for food-loving friends and family; things such as local honey, locally made pickles or natural wines. The fresh produce on offer is always of a very high quality – the super-fresh fish is often supplied directly from boats on the south coast. When I feel deserving of a proper treat, it doesn’t get much better than a dry aged steak from The Butchery, cooked at home and enjoyed with a nice bottle of red wine. Sure, it’s slightly pricier than the supermarkets, but the quality speaks for itself.
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It’s that time of year again – time to begin our orders for the London Annual – our guide to what to see and do in London in 2019. This is our third year in producing this special publication and it has become very popular. We’re taking advance orders for two weeks!
This year’s London Annual will be in the same format as last year’s; it will be 128 full-color pages. It’s very important for us to sell as many as possible in advance so that we get the correct number printed. We sell out of this every year and we have people come back to us wanting copies. So please place your order in advance to ensure that you’re able to receive this awesome publication about London.
How will it be different from the Londontopia Magazine we launched earlier this year? It will be very different to keep them separate. The biggest ‘feature’ of the London Annual is the list of events, exhibitions and other things put together by Laura Porter that takes up 1/3 of the publication. You simply can’t get this anywhere else and it’s an invaluable guide in planning your trips to London next year.
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Also, the page count in the Londontopia forces us to be judicious in the lengths of articles we have, the London Annual allows us to have longer form articles and, crucially, more beautiful pictures of London. We also have some special articles and photo features planned that we could not get authorized for the magazine – like a new selection of pictures from renowned photographer Peter Dazeley.
So, just to clarify: This will be SEPARATE from the Anglotopia and Londontopia Magazines and IS NOT included as part of the subscription. The London Annual will be dedicated entirely to London. The most important feature will be our special guide to what to see and do in London in 2019 written by Laura Porter that will not be available anywhere else. These should ship in November 2018 and will arrive before Christmas.
The price is $24.99 and gets you 128 full-color pages printed on archival quality paper. This will look great on a coffee table or in your library alongside the Anglotopia Magazine. The Annual will be filled with 50,000+ words about London along with beautiful photography. As with the Anglotopia Magazine, there is NO ADVERTISING in the London Annual.
Shipping to the USA is FREE, Canada is FREE and Everywhere Else is $16.
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Here’s a preview of the articles in the 2019 London Annual*:
- Laura’s Guide to London in 2019
- New/Closures for London 2019
- Best ‘Paid’ Museums
- Disasters on the Tube
- Peter Dazeley’s London Uncovered
- Top 10 Victorian Buildings
- The Thames from Source to Sea
- Strawberry Hill House
- Jon’s Special London Themed Essay
- Our Top 10 London Pubs
- Samuel Pepys
- Our Top 10 London Hotels
- Guide to London on a Budget
*This lineup is subject to change!
London Annual 2019 – 128 Pages of London Info for 2019 – Shipping November 2018
London Alert: Announcing the 2019 London Annual Guide to London in 2019 – Pre-orders Now Open – Londontopia – The Website for People Who Love London
Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events
Napapijri x Pxssy Palace Party
Catch performances by grime artist Karnage Kills and sip free drinks all night at Pxssy Palace’s takeover at the Napapijri store. The London-based collective is all about inclusive clubbing and ‘celebrates womxn, queer, trans, intersex and femmes of colour’. Book tickets online and get ready to party. Napapijri. Shoreditch High St Overground. Thu Dec 20.
Festive film screenings
Veg out in front of the big screen at Lost Rivers’ showings of seasonal films. Catch ‘Cool Runnings’ at 8pm this Wednesday – there will be free Jamaican cake and rum cocktails too. Lost Rivers. Tube: Elephant & Castle. Tue Dec 18-Wed Dec 19.
Mother Clucker giveaway
See off your Christmas party hangovers at the pop-up Open Gate Brewery taproom. From 6pm this Thursday, chicken connoisseurs Mother Clucker will be there handing out fried chicken. Cluck yeah! Old Truman Brewery. Shoreditch High St Overground. Thu Dec 20, 6pm-7pm.
Other Side Fried burgers
The folks from fried chicken faves Other Side Fried are opening a takeaway spot in Soho. To celebrate, there are 200 free buffalo burgers up for grabs. Flock to it. Other Side Fried. Tube: Leicester Square. Fri Dec 21, noon.
Find more free things to do in London
The area of Canary Wharf is seen by some Londoners as a cultural void – most people arrive to their offices in the mornings and leave immediately after work. It’s not a place to really ‘hang out’. This may have been true a few years ago, but local residents and developers are transforming the area into a more welcoming area for families and tourists. The Museum of London Docklands in one fine example.
Exploring the museum is a chance to learn about the specific history of London’s relationship with the Thames and the open seas. The interactive displays challenges readers to consider how the waterways have influenced London – trade brought new goods such as tea to Londoners, commerce brought new immigrants to enrich the city’s culture, and even the slave trade forced Londoners to reconsider their definitions of justice and liberty.
It’s not all serious though. There are immersive displays that encourage visitors to imagine life as a dockworker, a sailor or even a pirate. ARRR!
One of my favourite exhibits here is the model of what London Bridge looked like about 500 years ago. It’s not something anyone would recognize now, but that’s the magic of learning about London’s history – it’s constantly changing but always riveting. An afternoon here reminds me of that.
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